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About Nav Athwal

Nav Athwal is the Founder and CEO of RealtyShares, a curated online marketplace for real estate investing. His platform connects individual and institutional investors to private U.S. real estate investments, raising $300 million across more than 550 deals in 35 states. Prior to founding RealtyShares, Nav was a real estate and land use attorney in San Francisco, representing developers, fund managers, nonprofits and public and private REIT’s on some of the largest US real estate and renewable energy projects. Nav holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and a J.D. from UC Berkeley Law School where he was Class Valedictorian.

3 Ways to Invest Your Tax Return
  • 3 Ways to Invest Your Tax Return

3 Ways to Invest Your Tax Return

By |May 18th, 2017|

Tax season is behind us, and millions of Americans are anxiously awaiting their tax refunds. According to the IRS, 70 percent of filers get a refund and the average 2016 refund was $2,860. Whether you are getting a paper check or a direct deposit, you may want to think twice before you rush to […]

Investing with Your Significant Other - Brilliant Idea or Bad Times Ahead?
  • Investing with Your Significant Other - Brilliant Idea or Bad Times Ahead?

Investing with Your Significant Other – Brilliant Idea or Bad Times Ahead?

By |March 31st, 2017|

Some people get cold feet when saying “I love you” to each other for the first time. Imagine how it can feel making a commitment to long-term investing for the first time!

Whether you are newly living together or have already combined bank accounts, it is important to know what to look for, how to […]

Declining Oil Prices and Real Estate
  • Declining Oil Prices and Real Estate

Declining Oil Prices and Real Estate

By |January 26th, 2016|

Oil prices continue to fall – months (a year, anyone?) after most observers thought they had already reached a bottom.  Many consumers are benefiting, and the energy expenses of businesses are declining.  What’s not to like?

Surprisingly, a lot.  In many regions of the country, and particularly across business sectors that thrive on the capital […]

Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing
  • Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investing

By |December 18th, 2015|

Real estate investing affords certain tax benefits when it involves the direct ownership of a property. For example, investors are able to deduct the value of mortgage interest as well as certain expenses associated with leasing the property, such as maintenance or repairs.

For investors whose real estate holdings are limited to a real estate investment […]

What Lies Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016
  • What Lies Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016

What Lies Ahead for Real Estate Crowdfunding in 2016

By |November 19th, 2015|

In the three years since the passage of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, crowdfunding has become a force to be reckoned with in the investing arena. Though relatively new, the real estate crowdfunding sector in particular has experienced tremendous growth in a fairly brief period of time.

By year’s end, it’s projected to […]